Spinal pain: How to tell if it's a herniated disc

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Spinal pain: How to tell if it's a herniated disc

If you havespine or back pain, it may be a herniated disc. Pay attention to the following symptoms and risk factors to be prevented. In addition to this, remember that this information is for guidance only and does not replace a consultation with a specialist.

Types of spinal pain

Problemas musculares

About 85% of people have experienced or will experience some type of back pain. Most of these cases are resolved with rest, pain medication, improving posture and doing some exercises to strengthen the back. However, there are other cases in which this may be a symptom of a serious condition. These are some of the most common types of back pain:

  • Pain in the upper body: normally associated with muscular problems.
  • Pain in the lumbar area (lower back): this is the pain that is most associated with a herniated disc.
  • Pain in the buttocks: can also be associated with hernias, but not necessarily.
  • Neck or shoulder pain: associated with poor posture or sleeping problems.

Herniated Disc

. The intervertebral discs support the spine and prevent friction between the bones that make it up. If any of these deteriorate or move out of place, it can cause intense pain in the back and even affect the extremities; causing difficulty walking and loss of sensation. This can be a case of herniated disc.

Spinal pain, how to tell if it is a herniated disc?

To find out if your spine or back pain is a herniated disc, you should take the following into account:

  • The pain is chronic and does not go away with rest or painkillers.
  • You have loss of feeling in your legs and arms
  • Walking or changing position causes you intense pain.
  • You experience fever and digestive problems that have no apparent infectious cause.

In either case, you need to go in for an evaluation with an orthopedic doctor to know for sure if you have a herniated disc or another problem in your spine. Do not ignore it, because these conditions can put your physical well-being at risk.

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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Comments (1)
Luis Fararoni
Comentario del, 24 de Julio 2019

Cuando podría consultar en la Sucursal de Mixcoac en la CDMX el doctor a Eloy Sanders. Es un caso de una persona varón de 71 años y ha tenido diferentes tratamientos que no le han dejado con la movilidad completa y si con mucho dolor en los últimos meses. A esta persona que es mi padrino, le he platicado acerca de esta clínica y los avances que han tenido con muchos pacientes. Por lo que considero necessario que el Doctor Eloy lo vea y le de un diagnóstico certero por su padecimiento para continuar su trátamiento. Créame que la confianza en usted es también para motivarlo a buscar opciones sin cirugía. El doctor estará en proximamente en Guadalajara? Podría contestarme gracias.

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